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907 Updates April 25, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 3 charged in mail theft, bank fraud scheme
By Laurel Andrews: Spenard armed robbery suspect in custody; Anchorage police seek 3 others
By Jackie Purcell & Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Hundreds still without power Wednesday following massive windstorm
By Anchorage Daily News: Photos: Gusty winds damage structures and topple trees across Anchorage
By Laurel Andrews, Michelle Theriault Boots, Zaz Hollander: Windstorm slams Southcentral Alaska with gusts over 80 mph
By Tegan Hanlon: Yukon Quest bans 2-time champ from 2019 race after examination of dead dog
By Annie Zak: Anchorage police release photos of man suspected in pepper spray attack
By Associated Press: Arc of Anchorage to pay $2.3 million over alleged false Medicaid claims
By Erica Martinson: Young aims to protect Native crafters from federal restrictions
By Lauren Maxwell: Seward woman fights to save Jesse Lee home but says time is running out
By Associated Press: Anchorage Representative likely violated ethics rules for street fair fundraising
By Daybreak Staff: The North by North Festival returns to Anchorage
The North by North Festival takes place Thursday, April 26 through April 29 at the Anchorage Museum. For more information and to register, click here.
By Daybreak Staff: 49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope
By Zaz Hollander: Human waste is making a Denali glacier toxic. The park service is demanding change from climbers.
By Nancy Thornton Acantha reporter: Outdoor writers in Choteau this week
By Associated Press: Church of Scientology hosts awards ceremony in Ketchikan
By Steve Edwards: Fresh Alaska vegetables are weeks away, but local eggs and seafood can tide you over
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Southern style succotash

907 Updates April 24, 2018

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Teen charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend in shoulder

By Sean Maguire: Stolen truck recovered the same day its owner is shot at

By Zaz Hollander: Wasilla suspect throws puppy in failed attempt to escape arrest, troopers say
By KTUU News: Two arrested after stolen vehicle stalls in road
By Scott Gross: Anchorage stolen-vehicle sleuths face greater dangers
By Daniella Rivera: Feds prosecuting cases that fall into pretrial loophole
By Devin Kelly: Don’t dump your trash on this Anchorage man’s property. He’ll find you.
By Lauren Maxwell: Clitheroe Center to move after 40 years
By Liz Raines: STAR encourages Alaskans to wear jeans on Wednesday
By Tracy Sinclare: Cook Inlet belugas make their annual appearance
By Steve Quinn: Walker’s oil tax credit bond plan gets industry backing
By Kalinda Kindle: Road construction projects begin moving ahead
State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities 2018 Projects
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Legislature roundup: Lawmakers inch toward Permanent Fund deal as fights brew over Native languages, expense checks
By Richard Mauer: It’s Day 98 — do you know where your lawmaker is?
By Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star: After just a year, Salvation Army will leave Eagle River once again
By Jack Carney: Downtown parking garage nearing end of lifespan, but what’s next?
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post: NASA baffled by mysterious ice circles in the Arctic
By Associated Press: Muck-filled car pulled from Chena River at notorious ice crossing
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Rees Miller
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Pasta with spinach pesto
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be this coming Saturday, April 28th. The event starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 2:00 P.M. Locations in the Municipality of Anchorage and the central Mat-Su Valley include the following:

Municipality of Anchorage
Providence Medical Center – 3300 Providence Drive, Entrance #4
ANTHC Healthy Communities Building – 3900 Ambassador Drive
Fred Meyer (Muldoon) – 7701 DeBarr Road
Fred Meyer (Abbott) – 2300 Abbott Road
Fred Meyer (Eagle River) – 13401 Old Glenn Highway

Central Mat-Su Valley
Fred Meyer (Wasilla) – 1501 East Parks Highway
Fred Meyer Pharmacy (Palmer) – 535 West Evergreen Ave.

In Alaska, last October’s event had 3,735 pounds of prescription medications disposed of at 18 sites across the state. A total of 912,305 pounds (456 tons) of prescription medications was disposed of across the U.S.

For further information on this event, prescription medication disposal information and to check if more locations are added, visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control’s website at: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/index.html

907 Updates April 23, 2018

One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker 4/23/2018
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: 4/23/2018
By Liz Thomas: Girl shot in upper body in Sand Lake
By Victoria Taylor: Safe taken in burglary at Birchwood Saloon
By Becky Bohrer: Trial set to begin for ex-Arizona lawmaker in Alaska killing
By Devin Kelly: Museum and pot shop proposed for old Crush Wine Bistro building in downtown Anchorage
By Tegan Hanlon: The latest language immersion program for Anchorage students: Yup’ik
Thank you Cait Rodriguez and ultra-endurance racer Lael Wilcox
By John Thompson: Girls enjoy social, physical benefits with GRIT
The program that makes this possible is called “GRIT”, an acronym for “Girls Riding Into Tomorrow,” and is the brainchild of Cait Rodriguez and ultra-endurance racer Lael Wilcox. Wilcox grew up in Anchorage and is now looking to give back to her community while inspiring the next generation of athletes in her sport.
By Scott Gross: Stylists volunteer to give students the luxury gift of haircuts
By Tegan Hanlon: Becca’s Closet in Anchorage gives free prom dresses to those who need them
So many things one could do, like finish her degree and work from home. How does a dinner for two adults and two children cost $100-?
Given the high crime in Anchorage, why are they announcing they sell stuff out of their home?

By Charles Wohlforth: Here’s why a working family in Anchorage needs food aid to get by
By Victoria Taylor: Challah bread bake brings community together
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Easy weeknight seafood paella

907 Updates April 22, 2018

By Victoria Taylor: UPDATE: Las Vegas man arrested in Fairbanks homicide case
By Chris Klint: Fairbanks man extricated after Parks Highway car-semi crash
By Scott Simon, Host: Alaska Man’s Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State
Great comments!
By Tegan Hanlon: An activist group says it was holding a nonviolence training in Spenard when an intruder entered with pepper spray
Damage caused by a group of young people aged between six and nine years old.
By Sean Maguire: Night flights to Russian Mission not possible after runway lights damaged
By Laurel Andrews: Should Alaska’s naturopaths be allowed to prescribe medicine?
By Dave Leval: UAA hockey names Curley to lead Seawolves
By Associated Press: Federal funding bill would authorize Kodiak land swap
Interesting comment.
By Dave Leval: Security changes greet Alaska Airlines Center visitors
By Annie Zak: Take Alaska’s recession and add the growth of e-commerce. It’s been tough on retail jobs.
By Victoria Taylor and Cameron Mackintosh: Governor signs administrative order to celebrate military history, create museum
By Nancy Lord: Kim Rich returns to her Alaska roots with sequel to ‘Johnny’s Girl’
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: Annual depression screenings recommended for teens

907 Updates April 21, 2018

By Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media: Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 20, 2018 B
Mat-Su Borough Assembly approves Chijuk Creek timber contract
Cleanup continues for fuel spills in Savoonga and Nome
Israel pulls warplanes from Red Flag training exercises due to rising regional tensions
49 Voices: Victoria Petersen of Anchorage
AK: What’s the deal with Juneau’s barefoot guy?
Fairbanks students need parents’ permission to participate in walkout, district says
Alaska Airlines sets new limits on emotional support animals
By Steve Quinn: Bree’s Law naming bill revived in Senate Finance
By Lauren Maxwell: Spenard inn’s neon palm tree turned over to feds
By KTVA Web Staff: Frontiers Preview: Pondering the future of the Alaska Permanent Fund
By Shannon Ballard: On 4/20, is Alaska’s pot supply too high?
JPSS-1 Satellite Provides Views of River Ice
By Patrick Enslow: Pichon pours heart into volunteering
By Sean Maguire: Notorious stretch of the Seward Highway to see big improvements
APD promotes 10 officers into new leadership roles
By Erica Martinson: Israel pulls back fighter jets from Alaska joint exercise
By Staff Reporter Homer Tribune: Writers’ Conference registration open
2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

907 Updates April 20, 2018

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Boroughs, university, private companies to explore trade with China
Pogo Mine officials “very excited” about two promising gold prospects under exploration
U.S. military brings free “Arctic Care” to Northwest Arctic communities
Sealaska dividends boosted by other corporations’ oil and zinc earnings
Haines marijuana business inches closer to operating, brings together grandmother, millenials
Alaska Senate joins House, calling for feds to respect state marijuana laws
USACE takes public comment in Dillingham on Pebble Project, format generates frustration
Trump administration kicks off process for oil development in ANWR

By Tracy Sinclare: Driver from fatal 2015 bus crash indicted for homicide by grand jury
By Chris Klint: Anchorage DUI suspect tracked from hit-and-run by driver
By alex DeMarban: North Slope oil has hit $70: What that means to Alaska’s economy, the oil industry and the state treasury
By Laurel Andrews: Why the price of pot is dropping across Alaska Laurel Andrews
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Army Corps to publish final Donlin mine environmental review April 27
By Tracy Sinclare: Student walkout gets heated with counter protests
Lefever’s mountaineering moment headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.
Arctic Comic Con is happening in Anchorage
By Daybreak Staff: ‘Sudsy Slim Rides Again’ premieres in Wasilla
Adopt a Pet 4-20-18
Patrick J Endres: Alaska Photographics: Alaska Glacier Ice Caves

907 Updates April 19, 2018

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Kodiak jig fishermen explore other markets during poor cod season
HAARP readies for busiest research season in three years
An Alaskan abroad wins international reporting Pulitzer
Five Juneau residents ordered to pay fines, restitution for deer poaching
New charges are filed in case of Petersburg teens hitting deer
Anchorage officials certify vote-by-mail results
Renewable energy competition wants Alaskans to ‘fail fast’ to eventually find ‘gold’
Murkowski suggests taxing outdoor rec gear to help fund park projects

One bullet
By Leroy Polk: AST: Wasilla man arrested for sexually abusing 4 children, maybe more
By Scott Gross: Police believe robbers’ SUV struck van carrying toddler
One bullet each
By Scott Gross: Jury selection date set in Almandinger murder case
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Anchorage police seek witness to shooting that endangered man, pregnant wife
By Leroy Polk: Caught on Camera: Citizens box in Palmer woman, arrested for drunk driving
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage’s large private landlords team up to provide apartments for the homeless
By Beth Verge: Partnership combines 22 entities to fight homelessness in Anchorage
By Mary Kate Burgess: Anchorage community comes together to support Humboldt Broncos
By Beth Bragg: Wanted: Coaches for Alaska college hockey teams that were on the chopping block
By Naomi Klouda, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Alaska Railroad painting contract helps launch local business
By Naomi Klouda, Alaska Journal of Commerce: TERRA network completion a milestone for GCI’s Markley
By Zaz Hollander: Ambitious Mat-Su timber deal gets go-ahead despite public protest
Moms Everyday Alaska Liz Hayes: Creative ways to organize your jewelry

907 Updates April 18, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage gas stations be warned – another, similar armed robbery overnight
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage police seek 4 suspects in Spenard gas station robbery, shooting
By Zaz Hollander: Troopers: Bank employee stole money from account of dead Palmer man
By Liz Thomas: Car thief becoming more reckless in evasion attempts
By Liz Thomas: 83 cited during Spring Carnival enforcement on Turnagain Arm
The speeding citations ranged from $85 to $2350! As police reminded ahead of the Spring Carnival, the New Seward Highway is considered a safety corridor, and as such, citations are doubled. So, how does one earn a $2350 speeding ticket? By going 104 in a 65mph-zone.
By Cassie Schirm: Skipper turned savior among Alaskans honored by Red Cross
Battling bullying
By Lauren Maxwell: Farm Bill would require employment for SNAP benefits to continue
By Steve Meyer: How a case of mistaken identity almost spoiled a successful caribou hunt
Rescued Marine meets 210th Rescue Squadron
By Zaz Hollander: NTSB: Pilot in crash near Utqiagvik blamed ‘unique’ autopilot malfunction
By Liz Thomas: Anchorage Blockbuster accepts John Oliver’s memorabilia offer
By Beth Bragg: Aussie conquers Denali, then heads to Everest in effort to set Seven Summits speed record
By Patrick Enslow: Kurka returns to Alaska after winning gold in Pyeongchang
Holly Brooks reflects on ski career as Alaska Sports HOF induction looms

907 Updates April 17, 2018

By Heather Hintze: Valley residents frustrated with crime amid trooper staffing shortages
By Daniella Rivera: Alleged drug ring leader denied reduced bail on 7th try
By Beth Verge: Man says he was grabbed, groped by business networking event attendees
By Alex DeMarban: Former Alaskan wins a Pulitzer prize
By Zaz Hollander: An empty Fred Meyer store in downtown Palmer could become an indoor shooting range
By Alex DeMarban: ConocoPhillips announces new oil discoveries after big exploration season in Alaska
By Nathaniel Herz: Landlords won’t get paid despite Alaska Legislature walking away from building lease, judge rules
By Travis Khachatoorian: Facing extinction, Alaska Native speakers urge recognition of ‘linguistic emergency’
By Steve Quinn: Bill tying PFD donations to public education funding advances
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage woman wants her neon palm tree; the feds want it back
Eagle River Broncos mourn fallen friend
By Jim Paulin, The Dutch Harbor Fisherman: Bloody eagle euthanized after being rushed from Unalaska to Anchorage
By Peter Zampa: Anchorage gun shop owner unfazed by possibility of more regulation
By Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times: A decade after the Alaska Ranger sank, a survivor changes his story
By Kyle Hopkins: How to tow an airplane: Watch as this helicopter flies away with a wrecked Cessna
By Erin Kirkland: From archery to agriculture, 4-H hopes to nurture a kid’s passion
By James Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Karen Cordero
VIDEO: West High students promote fitness with bodybuilding
Moms Everyday Alaska 719woman.com: Meal under $10: Colorful veggies & pasta

907 Updates April 16, 2018

By Victoria Taylor and Cameron Mackintosh: APD: one person injured in party shooting
By Kyle Swenson The Washington Post: An Alaska man revealed a secret in his suicide message, sparking a town’s ‘me too’ moment
By Teresa Cotsirilos, KYUK: Office Of Special Prosecutions reviews possible charges against Fansler
By Liz Thomas: House passes marijuana convictions bill
By Associated Press: Juneau women to be inducted into Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame
By Alex DeMarban, Loren Holmes: New oil spill fleet arriving in Prince William Sound as Crowley prepares to exit
By Leroy Polk: John Oliver offers Russel Crowe’s jockstrap to Anchorage Blockbuster
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Arctic Care 2018
By Sean Maguire: Nicolas Petit wins Kobuk 440 and remains unbeaten in 2018 mid-distance races
By Devin Kelly: Do mountain bike trails improve Russian Jack Springs Park or disturb its peace?
By Chalres Wohlforth: Their funny patter helped create an Anchorage storytelling institution
One Alaska Update: Keeping up-to-date with Gov. Bill Walker.
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Sheet Pan Tun Melt